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Thread: Why +2lbs On The Cross?
09-25-2010, 05:21 PM #256
If I order restring, would I say 24lb? Will they string 23x25lb or 24x24? If it is one piece stringing with electric machine, is it 24x24lb? Any distortion with electric machine?
10-12-2010, 01:57 AM #257
I have not read all the 255 previous posts in this tread but I'll post my observations anyway.
Did a little experiment last week. I usually string my raquets 21x23 (if a yy cab) or 22x24 (if a yy iso). Just for fun I strung a cab 21 at 22x22. Heres what i found out: It feels much harder than 21x23. It actually feels like I put in about 3 lbs more. The "ping" sound is almost gone and it feels a bit dead when I play. The head is a few mm distorted.
10-12-2010, 02:09 AM #258
I have tried 30x30lbs compared to 30x31lbs before using the same stringing configurations and string and I have not noticed any difference in the frame shapes of both (both racquets are the same brand and model). Interestingly the tension also doesn't feel too different, although the 30x30lbs racquet definitely felt a little more loose (the palm-hitting sound was also lower pitched) and the tension loss after a while was more compared to the 30x31lbs racquet.
10-24-2010, 11:14 PM #259
This might be a stupid question, but what if a stringer string the racket opposite in tension? such as owner wants 24/26 but the stringer strung 26/24 (26 on main and 24 on the cross).
What substantial damage would that cause to the frame?
11-22-2010, 05:31 PM #260
Are there any difference in power, control and feeling when someone string the racquet more tension (lbs) on the main then the cross?
11-22-2010, 09:04 PM #261
There should be no difference at all. But if it was different, it'd be around .1% different. It's just to make the tensions the same overall to protect the shape of your racket.
12-22-2010, 06:10 AM #262
12-22-2010, 06:21 AM #263
If you're nervous about it, you could perhaps string with same tension on mains&crosses and double-pull the crosses (as the weaving decreases the tension by ~1-2lbs), could be a hassle on a crank machine though...
05-18-2011, 12:41 PM #264
How is the hit feeling of the same main/cross vs. +2 on the cross?
How is the power of the same main/cross vs. +2 on the cross?
Does the same main/cross have bigger sweetspot?
Last edited by frostcone; 05-18-2011 at 12:43 PM.
05-18-2011, 03:13 PM #265
If I add too much on the crosses, it feels weird - harder, and less powerful. Probably because the mains do not add much to the 'trampoline' as they add less force when stretched by the same amount as the crosses.
08-24-2011, 11:08 PM #266
Now days for graphite rackets, same tension is suffice. IMO. Still my string breaks at horizontal part.
Those days when you have metal rackets like cab 8, then you may consider having 2lbs extra just to keep the shape.
08-25-2011, 06:02 AM #267
Some players just like the feel added tension on the crosses gives them, one example would be Marc Zwiebler. According to Dinkalot he has his Arc7 strung with 35x37lbs, even though the ES5Pro has GREAT support. As a result, the racket is deformed slightly, but if you're sponsored like he is, you probably won't worry.
08-25-2011, 07:13 AM #268
Interesting.... I hope your 6pm and 12pm handles are locked properly.
08-29-2011, 02:54 AM #269
just got my apacs T200 4u and was going for 27/30lbs with yonex bg85 titanium (according to the stringer bg66 can only last a 1-2 games with such tension, is that right?). is it the right specification for stringing i have always string at 27/27lbs. this is the 1st time i try this type of stringing but the stringer sort of hinting to me there'll be problem with this type of stringing but he'll only tell me what is it when the problem occur. just making me nervous here.
08-29-2011, 03:26 AM #270
Then again, I'm not much of a hard hitter and manage to hit pretty cleanly^^
Anyway, as mentioned before - it depends on the machine. If your stringer uses one that has weak/bad support, he has to add some tension on the crosses to restore the original frame shape (as the mains will shorten it, making it wider).
On my machine, I only sometimes add 1lbs when I string at 27+ to make up for friction loss on the cross tension. Depends on the racket and how quickly I work.
09-13-2011, 05:06 PM #271
Both my stringer have a very strange tension. When I want 22, he make 18 near the frame and increase to 20 and 22 in the middle. They say this way makes the sweet spot larger. They have string for many years and the never string +2 in the cross. Have ask other stringer in Sweden and they never string +2.
09-13-2011, 07:50 PM #272
If they string professionally or at least a lot, they should have a machine with good support and dont need to add tension on the crosses.
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